Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia on the incredible family jewels featured in his new book

‘Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels’ is a new coffee table book written by Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, a jewellery designer, gemologist and former senior vice president of the jewellery department of auction house Sotheby’s, whose heritage links him to great royal jewels of the past, and by Lavinia Branca Snyder.

‘Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels’ is essentially divided in two sections: one of the grand jewels worn by the Prince Dimitri’s ancestors, and another one on the jewels he has designed himself. The cover emphasizes this, with an Indian inspired jewel of his own design juxtaposed over a photograph of Princess Olga, his grandmother.

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia traces his ancestor’s history in Once Upon a Diamond: A Family Tradition of Royal Jewels. Published by Rizzoli with a foreword by fashion designer Carolina Herrera, the richly illustrated tome gave Prince Dimitri the impetus to further research the provenance of rare treasures, illustrating his family’s love for jewellery through generations and across European royal courts.

Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark photographed by Cecil Beaton in 1940 (collection of Prince Dimitri)

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia recounts the enthralling exploits of his beloved family members and describes their extraordinary jewelry collections. Among the many royals whose stories are richly illustrated in this volume are his paternal grandparents Prince Regent Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia; Grand Duke Vladimir and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (better known as Grand Duchess Vladimir); his great-grandparents Prince Nicolas and Princess Helen of Greece as well as his maternal grandparents King Umberto II and Queen Marie-José of Italy. Prince Dimitri uncovered surprising revelations about his family’s finery while researching his publication.

On the cover of the book, my grandmother wears an amazing tiara that we always thought to be from Cartier. After further research they discovered that when Grand Duchess Vladimir was in Paris on one of her visits to Cartier to order things she had the tiara with her and asked them if they could repair it as it was damaged. According to the Cartier Archives they did repair it but it was actually a Chaumet tiara!

Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

Examples include the Vladimir tiara. Finished by Romanov court jeweller House of Bolin in 1874 for the Grand Duchess Vladimir – the wife of Emperor Alexander II’s son – the pearl and diamond design today forms part of The Queen’s collection of jewels, and is among the personal favourites of Prince Dimitri, and a hoard of Harry Winston diamond gems embellishing a triple-chignon updo his mother Princess Maria Pia sported for a 1960s photoshoot.

Princess Maria Pia wearing Harry Winston diamond gems in her hair (collection of H.R.H. Princess Maria Pia of Bourbon-Parma)

The exquisite photography and family albums of Grand Duchess Elena of Russia (later Princess of Greece and Prince Dimitri’s great-grandmother) present remarkable never-before-seen images of prerevolutionary life of the Russian imperial family, their court, and their many European royal family members and friends.

This luxurious tome also includes exclusive and previously unpublished designs by Prince Dimitri, which juxtapose uncommon materials and color in imaginative yet timeless forms.

Written by Lavinia Branca Snyder and Prince Dimitri, Photographed by New York based Mark Roskams. With a foreword by fashion designer Carolina Herrera, and an introduction by Francois Curiel, who is chairman of Christie’s Europe and Asia and head of its global luxury division.

  • Hardcover : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0847866912
  • ISBN-13 : 978-08478-66915
  • Product Dimensions : 10.25 x 1.15 x 13.38 inches
  • Publisher : Rizzoli (September 8, 2020)
  • Language: : English

If you love jewels with a royal lineage – breathtaking tiaras and a noble family that spans across Yugoslavia, Italy, Greece, Belgium and Russia, then you are sure to get lost in jewelry designer Prince Dimitri’s history… Come into the beautiful world of Rizzoli.

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Suprême

After the numerous limited flacons of the original Good Girl fragrance from 2016, created under the licence of the Puig company, Carolina Herrera presents a new composition, again in the iconic stiletto flacon, now covered with golden shimmer. The new fragrance keeps the original modern and gourmand style, giving the composition a seductive twist with tuberose, tonka beans and vetiver.

Good Girl Suprême is the most irresistible Good Girl fragrance to date. With its daring formula, which questions perfumery rules, this new feminine scent invites us to stand up against the established order.

In the opening, the juices of delicate berries are combined with Egyptian jasmine flowers, while the intoxicating tuberose creates an addictive character, together with the roasted tonka beans in the heart of the fragrance. The creaminess of the tonka beans offers a modern twist in the base when blended with vetiver aromas, and is perfect for romantic date nights.

As far as shoes are concerned, we have never enough. Shoes are symbolic leitmotivs all around the world. “They can behave as amulets. I subscribe to Bette Midler’s quote; I think that if you give a girl the right shoes, she will conquer the world”, explains Carolina A. Herrera.

As far as shoes are concerned, we have never enough.

This metaphor of powerful femininity demonstrates that leadership and womanhood go hand in hand. “Style boosts our glamour and self-assurance. Who says a stylish woman cannot be a leader?”, asks Carolina A. Herrera.

Continuing as the face of Carolina Herrera, supermodel Karlie Kloss is enlisted to unveil the new fragrance. After starring in futuristic shots for the Carolina Herrera Good Girl Fantastic Pink Fragrance, Karlie Kloss goes sophisticated and elegant in the campaign for the latest scent.

Karlie Kloss goes sophisticated and elegant in the campaign for the latest scent.

For the campaign, Karlie is seen ravishing and alluring in a little black dress with a plunging neckline and fitted waist with a bow detail, and she showcases the Good Girl Suprême perfume, a stiletto-shaped glittering black flacon with a golden heel.

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Suprême is available as a 30ml, 50ml, and 80ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera Confidential: Emerald Musk


On a captivating, luxurious fragrant journey, Carolina Herrera is given the opportunity to uncover the evocative and enigmatic memories that have inspired each of the scents in her Herrera Confidential collection.

A combination of elegance, authenticity and luxury, Herrera Confidential is housed in seven exquisite bottles, embellished with bold jewel tones, featuring the most iconic scents of modern perfumery.


Early this summer, American fashion house Carolina Herrera introduced the fragrance Sandal Ruby, which belongs to the Herrera Confidential collection, inspired by and dedicated to precious rubies. Now, we’re switching our attention to another new edition, launched exclusively in Harrods, this time dedicated to the precious emerald.

Emeralds have always been worn in my family. From my great-grandmother to my grandmother to my mother – we’ve all worn them. I love their fragility.

Carolina Herrera de Baez.

The newest, unique Herrera edition is named Emerald Musk, a decadent fragrance enriched with a noble heritage and legacy. Emerald Musk is a scent that – like the regal green stone – is continually reborn with each person who wears it. A noble jewel, the Emerald represents purity in legacy; a majestic stone worn by over four generations of the Herrera family.


The unisex fragrance is a true jewel for collectors, since it is available exclusively at the British store Harrods. A true collector’s item, the multifaceted bejewelled green flacon houses within it a fragrance inspired by the beauty of family legacy and expressed through the artform of Middle Eastern perfumery, with highly concentrated oils that exude notes of pink pepper, rose, leather, musk and amber for a decadent aroma.

Top Note: Pink pepper
Heart Note: Rose, Orris, Leather
Base Note: Musk, Amber, Vanilla beans

A calming base of musk lauds vanilla bean and the violet essence of orris as they are reborn in the midst of Emerald Musk, creating a decadent yet uplifting jewel-like fragrance. The royal character of the emerald stone is captured in this unique scent, powerful yet balanced, like the opulent green jewel it represents.


Carolina Herrera Emerald Musk is available as a 100ml Eau de Parfum priced at £235.00 exclusive at Harrods. Come into the beautiful world of Carolina Herrera.





Carolina Herrera Sandal Ruby


On a captivating, luxurious fragrant journey, Carolina Herrera is given the opportunity to uncover the evocative and enigmatic memories that have inspired each of the scents in her Herrera Confidential collection.

A combination of elegance, authenticity and luxury, Herrera Confidential is housed in six exquisite bottles, embellished with bold jewel tones, featuring the most iconic scents of modern perfumery.


American fashion designer Carolina Herrera is obsessed with the red color – as it inspires love, passion, fire, and definitely romantic perfumes. This spring, Carolina Herrera launches for the Herrera Confidential line a new perfume for women, inspired and dedicated by the precious and sparkling rubies, Carolina Herrera Sandal Ruby. What can be more delightful than to hold and spray on you a precious ruby perfume?

A lustrous symbol of purest nobility, the ruby is synonymous with the color red, a color cherished by House of Herrera, and intrinsically linked to the brand’s rich heritage. A delicate interpretation, Sandal Ruby is passion polished into a bright, powerful fragrance.

A fragrant ode to the magnetic Queen of gemstones, Sandal Ruby is a rich and elegant embodiment of the talismanic ruby. The bejewelled red unisex fragrance captures the intense aura of true passion.


Inspired by the rich tradition of Middle-Eastern perfumery the secret of this woody scent is sandalwood, while the ardent rouge comes from the luxurious floral of tuberose petals and rich spices. Just as the true beauty of a precious stone is revealed with a harmonious cut, so Sandal Ruby combines woody and floral tones to sculpt a passionate, magnetic fragrance.

Top notes: Cinnamon, Black pepper
Heart notes: Tuberose petals, Geranium
Base notes: Sandalwood, Atlas cedar, Patchouli

Carolina Herrera Sandal Ruby opens to impress with oriental notes of cinnamon and black pepper nicely mixed with floral tuberose petals and geranium flowers, calmed on a sandalwood and patchouli layer. The intense red color of the perfume is inspired by the magnificent petals of tuberose and sumptuous spices, nicely combining wood with floral notes to create an irresistible and passionate fragrance.


Carolina Herrera Sandal Ruby is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the beautiful world of Carolina Herrera.




Carolina Herrera CH Queens


Any woman wants to be the Queen, as well as to be treated like a queen. 

This will be easily possible with the new breath-taking perfume CH Queens by Carolina Herrera. Carolina Herrera CH Queens is described as a playful, daily, yet seductive and full of the joy of new adventures.

The potion itself is enchanting, it opens to Delight with watery citrus notes of of pink grapefruit and neroli, before transforming into a flower bouquet of peony and seductive ylang-ylang. The final trick is revealed in a woody oriental base, where sandalwood and vanilla combine for a magical effect. The composition is enchanting with nice and enticing notes.


The Leather flacon once seen for CH Women has been modernized in a playfully pink velvet hue, with textured collage artworks and a studded CH charm finishing off the new royal look.

Love is like a magical game; perform your greatest trick with the new CH Queens limited edition. Rediscover the magic of love in an enchanting new seductive women’s fragrance. Will you be his Queen?

Come into the beautiful world of Carolina Herrera.




Carolina Herrera Ch Kings



Carolina Herrera perfumes are synonymous with luxury, chic and legendary. Every Carolina Herrera fragrance has been endlessly praised thanks to its special expression, oriental style, and elegant design. Venezuelan-born fashion designer Carolina Herrera founded her self-titled worldwide recognized label in 1981.

In the world of fragrances there are no barriers or limits to expressing emotions, feelings, memories. That’s why creating a fragrance is every designer’s dream.

Carolina Herrera

Today American fashion designer Carolina Herrera launches a pair of limited edition perfumes Ch Kings and Ch Queens. These are flankers to the originals Carolina Herrera Ch and CH Men.

Carolina Herrera CH Queens


Love is like a magical game; perform your greatest trick with the new Carolina Herrera CH Queens limited edition. Rediscover the magic of love in an enchanting new seductive women’s fragrance. Will you be his Queen?


Carolina-Herrera-Ch-Queens-Flacon-01.pngThe fragrance is concieved as a magical potion that opens with citrus notes of pink grapefruit and neroli before it turns into a flower bouquet of peony and ylang-ylang. The last trick is discovered in a woody-oriental base, where sandalwood and vanila are combined.

Carolina Herrera CH Queens limited edition is available as Eau de Parfum.

Carolina Herrera CH Kings


Can you win the game of love? Take control with CH Kings, a magical fragrance for men in a new limited edition. Perform a special trick to make her your Queen. Play your cards right, be her King.




Carolina Herrera CH Kings opens with black and pink pepper, cardamom and violet. The ‘real magic’ comes in the heart, with, with the sweetness of pineapple and herbal sage combined with cocoa and coffee. The woody base of tonka and musk ends the trick.

Carolina Herrera CH Kings is available as 100ml Eau de Toilette.

More about Carolina Herrera’s new fragrances CH Queens and CH Kings, soon here on Yakymour. Come into the beautiful world of Carolina Herrera.




Carolina Herrera Good Girl Velvet Fatale

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Launched in 2016, Good Girl by Carolina Herrera has gained lots of praise and compliments among its wearers due to its thrilling, romantic, and seductive aroma. Due to the vast success and eye-catching stylish stiletto design, after succesful flankers like Good Girl Glitter Collector (2017), Good Girl Swarovski Collector (2017), and this years Good Girl Légère, fashion house Carolina Herrera re-interprets its famous edition in one more sensual and more provocative version, Good Girl Velvet Fatale.

Dangerously desirable for a Good Girl who wants to master seduction with the most powerful weapon!

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Velvet Fatale is all about an enchanting and irresistible perfume coming out as a limited edition. The new edition will magnify with almost the same aroma as the first edition, yet more accentuated, more seducing, and more charming at heart. 

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I find the new version really sensual and romantic, just like the original perfume, it has a nicely balanced sweet/oriental aroma. I don’t know how, but Carolina Herrera knows how to conquer my attention and, yet to become a devotee to its fantastic fragrances.

Top: Lemon, Bergamot, Almonds, Coffee
Heart: Tuberose, Sambac jasmine, Bulgarian rose, Orange blossom, Orris
Base: Cedar, Amber, Musk, Patchouli, Tonka, Cacao, Sandelwood, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Praline, Cashmere

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Velvet Fatale opens with the same fresh citrus aroma made of bergamot and lemon nicely mixed with floral accords of tuberose, Sambac jasmine, orange blossom, Bulgarian roses calming with oriental notes of cinnamon, cocoa, sweet vanilla and praline hints.

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Velvet Fatale Flacon

The new edition comes in the same famous signature stiletto-shape bottle, yet decorated in very beautiful red velvet and decorated in with golden details. 

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Velvet Fatale is available as 80ml Eau de Parfum.




Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black Visual

This summer, Carolina Herrera introduces a new VIP perfume – a more intense, aromatic, totally masculine and intriguingly different named 212 VIP Black. The new Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black follows famous brand’s perfume 212 VIP Men from 2011. The new perfume got its inspiration from New York’s clubs and active nightlife.

The fragrances of the 212 VIP collection, inspired by the New York City clubbing nights, feature accords of various alcoholic beverages, so we have 212 VIP containing the aroma of rum, 212 VIP Rose with champagne and 212 VIP Men that includes vodka notes. The new edition, 212 VIP Black, focuses on absinthe.

Top notes: Absinthe, Anise, Fennel
Heart: Lavender
Base: Musk, Black vanilla

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is an evening fragrance with a strong aroma made of absinthe shots infused with lavender, star anise, fennel, calmed on sweet black vanilla and musk notes. It is an aromatic-fougere perfume created by famous perfumers Carlos Benaim and Anne Flipo. This perfume characterizes a man who wants to feel VIP, but at the same time earthy and frisky.

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black

A truly clubbing and energetic fragrance with a wild nature. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is advertised by Cameron Dallas, along with Taylor Hill and Hailey Baldwin.

Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Black is available in 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.




Carolina Herrera CH L’Eau

Red&WhiteStripesAs always, Carolina Herrera knows how to impress and delight its wearers. This summer, Carolina Herrera CH L’Eau will appear as a new vibrant and luring Oriental Floral perfume for women designed to satisfy wearers during the whole day. Even though it is a L’eau edition, it still preserves the aroma thanks to its qualitative and intense notes.

Top: lemon, blood orange, tunisian neroli, red pepper and guatemalan cardamom
Heart: mate, orange blossom, lemon, ginger, rose and tea
Base: haitian vetiver, atlas cedar, patchouli, cashmere wood and musk.

Carolina Herrera CH L’Eau opens to impress with intense tea notes and fresh Primofiore lemon and blood orange along with spicy accords of cardamom, red pepper, ginger and rose essences. The base is made of soft cashmere, musk, Haiti vetiver, patchouli, and cedar. Carolina Herrera CH L`Eau  preserves the same bottle design as the original L’Eau Perfume, yet decorated in a light blue color.

Carolina Herrera CH L'Eau flacon box 2017

Carolina Herrera CH L’Eau, 2017 edition, is available as 50 and 100ml Eau Fraiche.




Carolina Herrera Launches the Book of Fashion on the 35th Anniversary


American fashion house Carolina Herrera is a symbol of luxury, femininity and flawless taste. Established for 35 years, the brand has set up its unique style and charm while continuously revolutionizing the definitions for chic and beauty, to create a more perfect fashion look for women.

Perennial favorites on red carpets around the world, Herrera’s gowns are favored by First Ladies (from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama), celebrities (Paloma Picasso, Renee Zellweger, Tina Fey, Penelope Cruz), international royalty, and her own faithful clientele for their refinement, timelessness, glamour, and romance.

Carolina Herrera is a fashion designer who has unique opinions and ideas for fashion and is recognized, respected and admired by many celebrities and fashion lovers. A true empress of style, she has inspired the likes of pop-art icon Andy Warhol and legendary Vogue editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland (who encouraged Herrera to open her fashion house in 1981). Being a determined person on challenging and improving the idea of fashion, she created collections of chic and modern outfits which gave her brand an elegant, luxurious modernity and exquisite texture. One of her achievements is that she was awarded the 2004 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the year award. As a talented designer, Carolina Herrera used to say that she intended to make every woman shows their best look in this field of chic and beauty.


Stepping into the 35th anniversary milestone, the brand specially launches ‘Carolina Herrera 35 Years of Fashion’. This book is written by Carolina Herrera and writer JJ Martin. With a total of 240 pages, the content includes some quotes, records on the first show, interviews, behind the scenes and some precious photos. It allows you to appreciate the brand’s effort, ideas and aesthetic interpretation in these 35 years.

Carolina Herrera: 35 Years of Fashion is both a portrait of a universally acclaimed American designer’s career and a look forward to her future. The selection of images includes editorial pictures by renowned fashion photographers, stylists, and editors, as well as two portfolios of new photography created exclusively for this book that interpret looks from the Carolina Herrera archive through a contemporary lens. The designer’s distinctive aesthetic and signature elegance emerge clearly from this body of work. It succeeds in capturing the timeless and always relevant style of the inimitable Carolina Herrera.

Art directed by Fabien Baron, this book is an exciting look at one of the leading figures in American fashion. Come into the beautiful world of Carolina Herrera. You can shop the book here.